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4 items from 2016

Behold the beauty of the Ricky Gervais love song 'Lady Gypsy'

1 July 2016 12:22 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There’s something weird about watching Ricky Gervais earnestly sing a folk song. This is the same man who, while hosting the Golden Globes, trashed every A-lister in the room. But with his upcoming movie, David Brent: Life on the Road, the one time Office (U.K.) manager is showing his sensitive side…or at least as close as he can get. The film has released a music video for one of Brent’s songs, 'Lady Gypsy.' It’s a sweet, slightly romantic ditty, provided you don’t listen to too many of the words. Then you get lost in Brent’s world of confusion, and everything goes haywire. David Brent: Life on the Road is a rockumentary-style film in which Brent is out on tour. While he thinks it’s touting his musical accomplishments, it’s much closer to a “where are they now.” The film also stars »

- David Eckstein

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New E4 comedy drama Foreign Bodies

5 May 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

21 year old newcomer Anders Hayward and Screenterrier Face to Watch Ade Oyefeso star in Foreign Bodies, a new eight-part comedic drama for E4, being co-produced with American channel TNT.

Foreign Bodies is the story of a motley crew of travellers embarking on a three-month tourist trip across China, Thailand and Vietnam, and features a trans-atlantic cast.

Dancer and model Anders Hayward (represented by Troika) makes his TV debut as the delusional romantic Dylan, who thinks every woman he meets is a potential life partner.

23 year old Ade Oyefeso (represented by Troika) plays Sean, a friendly, easy-going guy hoping for a bit of escapism. Ade, was one of BAFTA's Breakthrough Brits in 2013 after making his TV debut in Youngers and went on to star in Our Girl and Unforgotten.

They are joined by emerging Canadian star Brittney Wilson, who plays blunt and headstrong Ashley, a young American student who is academically intelligent but emotionally unintelligent. »

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TNT Producing Dramedy ‘Foreign Bodies’ With UK’s E4

4 May 2016 10:32 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TNT is partnering with the U.K.’s Channel 4 for comedic drama “Foreign Bodies,” the networks announced Wednesday. The eight-episode series centers around a group of young adults who venture across China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. Hailing from Entertainment One and Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson’s production shingle Eleven, “Foreign Bodies” will launch on U.K. network E4 in early 2017, and will make its U.S. debut later in the year on TNT.

Actor and comedic writer Tom Basden created the series and will write alongside James Wood, Amy Roberts, Loren McLaughlin, Charlie Covell, Tim Key and Jonny Sweet, with director Jonathan van Tulleken helming the first batch of episodes. eOne will handle worldwide rights to the series outside of the U.K., with Evp of global production Carrie Stein overseeing the series. The show was commissioned for Channel 4 by Piers Wenger and Roberto Troni.

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- Laura Prudom

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Quacks: BBC Two Orders Victorian Medical Comedy Series

18 March 2016 4:24 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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BBC Two has commissioned the Quacks TV series. A Victorian medical comedy, Quacks follows four young medical pioneers, fighting to make their mark. The first season order is for six half-hour episodes. Quacks is produced by Lucky Giant, in association with the Wellcome Trust.

The Quacks cast includes Mathew Baynton, Rory Kinnear, Tom Basden, and Lydia Leonard. Rupert Everett is set to guest star. Quacks is created and written by Ep James Wood. Justin Davies is also executive producing.



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